Friday, November 16, 2018 (Late entry)

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“Look! I am raising up the Chaldeans, that bitter, impetuous nation that marches across the earth’s open spaces to seize territories not its own.
Then they sweep by like the wind and pass through. They are guilty; their strength is their god. Look, his ego is inflated; he is without integrity. But the righteous one will live by his faith.”
‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭1:6, 11‬, 2:4 HCSB‬‬

When Habakkuk cried out to God about the injustice and oppression swirling around him, he clearly was terrified and took his case before the Almighty for answers. After validating Habakkuk’s worst nightmare regarding the Chaldeans’ strength and ruthlessness, Sovereign God summarized the worst attributes of their character: guilty of much and not reconciled to God, worshippers of their own strength, inflated egos, and lack of integrity. God even warned Habakkuk things would get worse before they got better.

Ugh! That’s not very encouraging, is it? But this is the reality you and I walk in each day. But God, in His goodness did not stop there; He shines light in the darkness with the hope that those who are reconciled to Him by faith in Christ will not just exist but know true life in the midst of that storm! Are you existing or thriving?🚦

 

#thrive. #charactermatters. #integrity #reconciled #faith #stoplightdevotionals #devotionals

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